The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with the delightful aroma of freshly baked cookies filling your home? It is Day 3 of our easy Christmas Cookies countdown, featuring 5 mouthwatering recipes.

Where are all my coconut lovers? If you adore the irresistible combination of chewy coconut, creamy milk chocolate, and crunchy almonds found in Almond Joy candy bars, then you are in for a treat! Today’s recipe is for melt-in-your-mouth Almond Joy Cookies – a delightful twist on a classic candy bar that’s sure to become a new favorite.

Bonus Alert! This isn’t the only delicious holiday cookie recipe you will find here. Throughout this week, I will be sharing more delightful recipes, and even featuring some hidden gems from my talented blogger friends. Get ready for some holiday baking inspiration to fill those cookie tins with joy!

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Almond Joy Cookies - Rich chocolate and coconut cookie with an almond on top.

Cookies are my ultimate weakness – after all, who needs cake when you have these delightful bites of joy? From getting them as gifts to baking them myself, the holidays are all about cookies in my house. These recipes, like many of mine, have been lovingly tweaked over the years to become absolute favorites. So, get ready to indulge in some truly irresistible Christmas cookie magic! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

The cookie dough will be very sticky. It is best to use a 1″ cookie scoop. You can get a heaping scoop of the mix and gently roll to shape a ball.

This cookies tastes incredible with a hot cup of coffee. My problem, I need to stay out of them until Christmas!

Almond Joy Cookies A1

Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a couple before you store them for the holidays. Believe me when I tell you they are so delicious! ENJOY!

Almond Joy Cookies - Rich chocolate and coconut cookie with an almond on top.

Almond Joy Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 dozen


  • 1" Cookie Spoon Scoop
  • Parchment Paper
  • Baking Sheets for Cookies


  • 14 ounces Unsweetened Coconut
  • 2 14 oz cans Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced or chopped almonds
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 24 oz Bag Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips (For Melting)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line Baking Sheet (Cookie Sheet) with parchment paper.
  • Add coconut, flour and almonds into a large mixing bowl. Stir until mixed well.
  • Pour the cans of Sweetened Condensed Milk over the coconut mixture. With a wooden spoon mix until all of the ingredients are well combined.
  • Using a 1" cookie spoon scoop or teaspoon, scoop enough cookie mixture to form a ball. The cookie mixture will be very sticky.
  • Place in the oven and bake approximately 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • The cookies should start to turn golden brown. Do not over cook or the can become dry.
  • Let them cool completely. They will firm up as they cool.
  • In a double boiler, add a bag of semi sweet chocolate chips and melt. Stir constantly to avoid burning the chocolate.
  • Dip the coconut cookie top into the melted chocolate. Try to coat the entire top and sides.
  • Place them on parchment or wax paper to let the chocolate harden.
  • Store inside cookie tins or plastic lidded containers.
  • Enjoy!
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Don’t worry if you missed the first few days of our Christmas Cookie Countdown! All the delicious recipes are linked below, and there’s still plenty more to come!

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for another day of Christmas cookie inspiration! In the meantime, please subscribe to my newsletter for even more holiday baking ideas and decorating tips delivered straight to your inbox.

Happy baking, sweet friend!

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  1. I LOVE cookies. I can’t get enough of cookies.

    I also love almond joys. This a great series.

    I can have cookies over any other dessert too.


  2. I am loving this series! Pinning and may be ordering so many of the great things you have linked! Thank you for sharing my molasses cookies! Truly they are the best!!

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